[Source: Paul Wright]

Date opened: 1.10.1840
Location: West side of Tattenhall Road
Company on opening: Grand Junction Railway
Date closed to passengers: 18.4.1966
Date closed completely: 18.4.1966
Company on closing: British Railways (London Midland Region)
Present state: The station building on the Chester bound line is still extant. The access steps to the Crewe platform are still extant but both platforms have been demolished
County: Cheshire
OS Grid Ref: SJ494604
Date of visit: 28.5.2006
Notes: The station was situated on the Grand Junction Railway which opened between Crewe and Chester on 1.10.1840. It is assumed to have opened with the line in 1840 although there are no detailed timetables until June 1842. Prior to opening the station was known as Crows Nest but when it opened it was called Tattenhall . On 1.8.1872 the station was
renamed Tattenhall Road; because another station called Tattenhall, located closer to the village was opened on that date. The station reverted to its original name on closure of Tattenhall on the Whitchurch line in 1957.

The station was located about one mile north of the village of Tattenhall. It had two platforms with a substantial brick building on the Chester direction side. The Crewe to Chester line became a busy route linking Crewe with Holyhead. However Tattenhall Road was served mainly by local services.

The line had had five stations in all but three of them had closed by the mid 1960's. The last two to go were Tattenhall and Beeston Castle and Tarporley ; they both closed goods on 4.1.1965 and to passengers on the 18.4.1966.

Today the line is still open for traffic serving local and
long distance services; the station building is still extant and in use as a private residence.

To see other stations on the Crewe - Chester line click on the station name: Worleston, Calverley, Beeston Castle & Tarporley, Waverton 1st
& Waverton 2nd.

Tattenhall Station in May 1977
Copyright photo by Nigel Mundy

Tattenhall Station looking west in May 2006
hoto by Paul Wright

2006 + ticket

2006 + ticket

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[Source: Paul Wright]

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